The Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) has filed a complaint at the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) over an attempted financial fraud.
SLC said that there was an attempted fraud of USD 5 million in relation to the broadcasting rights of the upcoming England tour to Sri Lanka.
SLC said that it was able to successfully avoid a fraudulent attempt to transfer US$ 5.5 million of SLC’s Media Rights Sponsorship funds, which was due from an International Media Network to an offshore account.
The fraudulent act was found, before it was executed through bogus means.
Sri Lanka Cricket’s CEO Ashley De Silva lodged a complaint with the the Financial Crimes Investigation Division on the direction of the Minister of Sports Faiszer Musthapa this afternoon (10th September; 2018) to probe the attempted fraud.
”Sri Lanka Cricket wish to state here, while accepting that an act of this nature is highly damaging for an organization of international repute such as SLC, we are happy to note that due to the internal due diligence process of the SLC, we were able to avoid the fraud;’’ said CEO of SLC, Ashley De Silva.
Meanwhile Sri Lanka Cricket under the instructions of the CEO, has decided to launch an audit inquiry into all the financial transactions, conducted during the past one year period. (Colombo Gazette)